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A Quick But Important Test for How Your School Perceives Students - January 21, 2020
And four strategies for fixing the underlying problems most often laid bare, from Great Schools Partnershipâ€™s Craig Kesselheim.
Are GreatSchools Ratings Making Segregation Worse? - December 10, 2019
With more than 40 million unique visitors a year, GreatSchools.org is a wildly popular source of information on K-12 schools. Though the site has added more factors and nuance to how it rates schools, researchers argue that itâ€™s exacerbating already existing patterns of segregation.
Mining for Gifted Students in Untapped Places - December 12, 2019
An internationally known gifted-education center is scoutingâ€”and helping to developâ€”gifted students in after-school programs and pullout classes in one of Marylandâ€™s most challenged school districts.
Should Schools Have an N-Word Policy? Uproar Over Guard's Firing Forces Hard Questions - October 31, 2019
The firing of a black staff member for repeating the n-word while telling a black student not to use it underscores how uneasy many districts, schools, and educators are with handling the use of racist language in any context.
How Teachers Can Address Politics at School 'When the World Is on Fire' - September 17, 2019
In this Q&A, education researcher Lisa Delpit discusses a new book of essays by teachers, principals, and other educators on how to teach in a fraught political climate.